Stephen Simmons

2 Jan

Stephen Simmons was raised in the small town of Woodbury, Tennessee. His mother was a schoolteacher and his father held a factory job. In his family, they were the first generation that didn’t work the farm. As a songwriter, Stephen’s vision has grown to entail more than just reflections of rural America. The songs on his recordings, deal with existential realities that are familiar to country and city dwellers alike: redemption, heartbreak, hangovers and the loneliness of the road. Stephen’s records, The Superstore, Last Call, Drink Ring Jesus, Something In Between, The Blame’s On U.S., Girls and Live at Blue Highways (which were compared to everyone from Johnny Cash to Ryan Adams) combine virtuosic songcraft and musicianship with unparalleled artistic honesty.

 

“A singer-songwriter of marked depth and commitment, (he) recalls a more subdued Steve Earle, a more grounded Ryan Adams and any aggregation of three-named Texas troubadours you’d care to recall.”
THE NASHVILLE SCENE

“… Not many singers achieve such a confident, full-bodied sound while delivering conversational confessions.”
The Washington Post

“Vivid, intelligent and soulful.”
UNCUT (UK)

“… He’s a Bible Belt barstool philosopher singing of sin and redemption. Intelligent, intense, and easy to like.”
MOJO Music Magazine (UK)

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